EAA: ‘You’re absolutely right – it’s complicated’

By Dick Knapinski, EAA Communications

I had the opportunity to read your column regarding the AirVenture ATC fees being assessed by the FAA. You’re absolutely right – it’s complicated.

There are some significant differences in your comparison between the FAA and the Oshkosh Police Department, and other points to consider as well, however:
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New Spark Plug Tray from Tempest

Tempest has created a new spark plug tray constructed of high quality metal to protect spark plugs from damage.Rubber feet on the bottom of the tray help keep the tray in place on metal workbenches and tool boxes.

The tray includes numbered spark plug slots allowing for proper spark plug organization and rotation. The tray carries a $62.92 retail price and is available from Authorized Tempest Distributors.

EAA vs. FAA: It’s complicated

To be honest, I’m a bit conflicted about all that’s been going on with the Experimental Aircraft Association and the FAA’s demand that the association cover some of the costs of air traffic control at this month’s AirVenture.

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AvMap powers Max-Viz EVS display in rebuilt Super Cub

ANCHORAGE – “It’s all about getting home safely,” said Carey Foster, owner of One Sky Aviation. “Not about launching into bad weather.”

In the process of re-building his 180-horsepower Super Cub, with an Airframes Alaska widebody, Carey is adding a Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System (EVS) camera to the right wing.

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Lam Aviation claims 30% fuel saving, increased speeds, performance and safety

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Lam Aviation, Inc., has successfully flown a Lancair Columbia (now Cessna Corvalis) airframe retrofitted with a new wing equipped with a simple version of the Lam Aileron.

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A safe place to go

Current Island, Eleuthera in the Bahamas is a little bit nicer, thanks to the generosity of pilots. Zion Children’s Home dedicated two homes, June 23, that can accommodate sixteen abused or neglected boys and girls. Volunteer pilots from Bahamas Habitat  over a two-and-one-half year period, “flew about 25 aircraft loads of supplies to the islands.” AOPA’s Alyssa Miller wrote a nice story which is posted on the AOPA website. This is the kind of cause we need to share with our non-pilot friends.

Lam Aviation claims 30% fuel saving, increased speeds, performance and safety

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 25, 2013 – Lam Aviation, Inc., has successfully flown a Lancair Columbia (now Cessna Corvalis) airframe retrofitted with a new wing equipped with a simple version of the Lam Aileron. Flight test and evaluation show that the modified aircraft realizes improved performance by every measure when compared to the production Corvalis. The plane will be on display at the Innovations Pavilion at AirVenture.

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Flight Design USA adds distributors

Flight Design USA has appointed Wilmington, N.C.-based Flight Design South East and south Florida-based Americana Aviation as new distributor representatives.

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No medical required

Is this country great or what?

I can rent a 30-foot-long CruiseAmerica.com motorhome, with no prior large vehicle experience, load it with six of my friends and family, and plow on down the road.

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Renting an airplane just got easier

The process of renting an airplane should be as easy as renting a car. Hopefully you’ve heard of OpenAirplane before now, but in case you haven’t, renting an airplane just got easier.

Rod Rakic, co-founder of OpenAirplane, announced via email on Monday the first six operators (see list below) have opened:
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